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23 May 2016 - 23 May 2016


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

An estimated 2 million women and girls are living with obstetric fistula, a hole or tear between the birth canal and the rectum or bladder that results in chronic incontinence, dangerous infections and, due to the stigma that surrounds it in many communities, a lifetime of discrimination. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. Many women live with the condition for years – or even decades – because they cannot afford to obtain treatment. Details

16 May 2016 - 19 May 2016


Women Deliver Conference

The Women Deliver Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen from 16–19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing in more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Details

15 May 2016 - 15 May 2016


International Day of Families 2016

The International Day of Families, marked annually on 15 May, acknowledges the importance of families. The day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes that affect them. Details

14 May 2016 - 16 May 2016


“Young Midwives in the Lead” Midwifery Symposium and Scholarships

Closed for applications.  This symposium will bring together young midwife leaders from around the world to explore ways to strengthen and improve sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, and child health in line with the new Sustainable Development GoalsDetails

11 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Kigali, Rwanda

World Economic Forum on Africa

The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11-13 May, under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources Through Digital Transformation. Details

5 May 2016 - 5 May 2016


International Day of the Midwife 2016

The International Day of the Midwife, 5 May, is a day to celebrate the life-saving work of the world’s midwives. Midwives are the primary care givers for millions of women and newborns before, during and after childbirth, and also offer women and girls essential counselling and education on family planning and reproductive health. Details

21 April 2016 - 21 April 2016

New York City

High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development builds on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to address their unfinished business. Details

11 April 2016 - 15 April 2016

New York City

Commission on Population and Development, 49th session

The 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development will take place at UN headquarters in New York from 11-15 April. This year’s special theme is “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda." The Commission is tasked with identifying ways to integrate population issues into the new sustainable development agenda. Details

14 March 2016 - 24 March 2016

New York City

11 March 2016 - 11 March 2016

New York City

High-Level Forum on Adolescent Girls and Agenda 2030

The High-Level Forum on Adolescent Girls and Agenda 2030 will be held on 11 March from 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York City in advance of the Commission on the Status of Women. During this event, organized by UNFPA in collaboration with UN Women, world leaders and experts will discuss how investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and sexual and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all. From 1:15–3:00 p.m. Details